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Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 13, 2022
First CO2 Battery Long Duration Energy Storage Plant

First CO2 Battery Long Duration Energy Storage Plant

Energy Dome announced the successful launch of its first CO2 Battery facility in Sardinia, Italy. This milestone marks the final de-risking of the CO2 Battery technology as Energy Dome enters the commercial scaling phase, becoming the first commercial long-duration energy storage technology on the market offering a reliable alternative to fossil fuels for dispatchable baseload power globally.
External Company Press Release
CorPower Ocean to Launch'Next-Generation' C4 Wave Energy Converter

CorPower Ocean to Launch'Next-Generation' C4 Wave Energy Converter

CorPower Ocean is set to officially launch its next-generation C4 wave energy converter alongside its new 'CorPack Concept' providing the building blocks for future wave energy farms. It comes as the wave energy developer prepares to deliver its flagship HiWave-5 Project in northern Portugal, with ocean deployment planned later this year.
External Company Press Release
Octopus Energy Enters German Renewable Market with First Wind Farm

Octopus Energy Enters German Renewable Market with First Wind Farm

Octopus Energy Group's generation arm has signed its first renewable generation deal in Germany, helping to boost the country's energy security.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 10, 2022
World's First Production Ready Solar Car

World's First Production Ready Solar Car

Lightyear 0 was unveiled in an online global premiere. The optimised solar roof and holistic design mean that the car can drive for weeks, even months, without charging.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 9, 2022
Conversion Efficiency of 32.65% in Flexible, Lightweight Solar

Conversion Efficiency of 32.65% in Flexible, Lightweight Solar

Sharp Corporation has achieved a conversion efficiency of 32.65%, the world's highest, in a lightweight, flexible, practically sized solar module developed as part of the "Research and Development of Solar Cells for Use in Vehicles" project.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 8, 2022
Sponge-Like Solar Cells Could be Basis for Better Pacemakers

Sponge-Like Solar Cells Could be Basis for Better Pacemakers

In a new study, scientists find that holes can improve technology, including medical devices. The study describes an entirely new way to make a solar cell: by etching holes in the top layer to make it porous. The innovation could form the basis for a less-invasive pacemaker, or similar medical devices. It could be paired with a small light source to reduce the size of the bulky batteries that are currently implanted along with today's pacemakers.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 7, 2022
Tracking Sleep with a Self Powering Smart Pillow

Tracking Sleep with a Self Powering Smart Pillow

Studies have linked chronic lack of sleep to physical ailments, such as diabetes and heart disease, as well as mental health issues. Those interested in getting a better handle on what's happening to them at night have two primary options. They can take a sleep test conducted in a medical facility, or they can use an app through a smartphone or smart watch — a much more convenient, but less accurate choice. Recognizing the need, many groups have begun developing new sleep monitoring systems using triboelectric nanogenerators.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 7, 2022
Toyota Residential Storage Battery System Based on EV Battery Tech

Toyota Residential Storage Battery System Based on EV Battery Tech

Toyota Motor Corporation has developed a home storage battery system. The O-Uchi Kyuden System uses electrified vehicle battery technology such as Toyota's battery control to provide a rated capacity of 8.7 kWh and a rated output of 5.5 kWh. This ensures safety and provides a supply of electricity to the entire home not just in normal situations, but even during power outages caused by natural disasters.
External Company Press Release
Developing a Toolchain to Assess Performance of Wind Energy Systems

Developing a Toolchain to Assess Performance of Wind Energy Systems

The goal of the project is to achieve a better understanding of the unsteady inflow conditions at altitudes above the first layer of air above the ground (the surface layer). The aim is to develop a toolchain to efficiently and effectively assess the performance and reliability of airborne wind energy devices and conventional wind turbines. This is important to site evaluation but also for increasing the wind plant efficiency and making the operation of airborne wind energy systems safer.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 6, 2022
Portable Hydrogen Cartridge Prototype

Portable Hydrogen Cartridge Prototype

Toyota Motor Corporation and its subsidiary, Woven Planet Holdings Inc, have developed a working prototype of its portable hydrogen cartridge. This cartridge design will facilitate the everyday transport and supply of hydrogen energy to power a broad range of daily life applications in and outside of the home. Toyota and Woven Planet will conduct Proof of Concept trials in various places, including Woven City, a human-centered smart city of the future currently being constructed in Susono City, Shizuoka Prefecture.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 13, 2022
First CO2 Battery Long Duration Energy Storage Plant

First CO2 Battery Long Duration Energy Storage Plant

Energy Dome announced the successful launch of its first CO2 Battery facility in Sardinia, Italy. This milestone marks the final de-risking of the CO2 Battery technology as Energy Dome enters the commercial scaling phase, becoming the first commercial long-duration energy storage technology on the market offering a reliable alternative to fossil fuels for dispatchable baseload power globally.
External Company Press Release
Octopus Energy Enters German Renewable Market with First Wind Farm

Octopus Energy Enters German Renewable Market with First Wind Farm

Octopus Energy Group's generation arm has signed its first renewable generation deal in Germany, helping to boost the country's energy security.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 9, 2022
Conversion Efficiency of 32.65% in Flexible, Lightweight Solar

Conversion Efficiency of 32.65% in Flexible, Lightweight Solar

Sharp Corporation has achieved a conversion efficiency of 32.65%, the world's highest, in a lightweight, flexible, practically sized solar module developed as part of the "Research and Development of Solar Cells for Use in Vehicles" project.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 7, 2022
Tracking Sleep with a Self Powering Smart Pillow

Tracking Sleep with a Self Powering Smart Pillow

Studies have linked chronic lack of sleep to physical ailments, such as diabetes and heart disease, as well as mental health issues. Those interested in getting a better handle on what's happening to them at night have two primary options. They can take a sleep test conducted in a medical facility, or they can use an app through a smartphone or smart watch — a much more convenient, but less accurate choice. Recognizing the need, many groups have begun developing new sleep monitoring systems using triboelectric nanogenerators.
External Company Press Release
Developing a Toolchain to Assess Performance of Wind Energy Systems

Developing a Toolchain to Assess Performance of Wind Energy Systems

The goal of the project is to achieve a better understanding of the unsteady inflow conditions at altitudes above the first layer of air above the ground (the surface layer). The aim is to develop a toolchain to efficiently and effectively assess the performance and reliability of airborne wind energy devices and conventional wind turbines. This is important to site evaluation but also for increasing the wind plant efficiency and making the operation of airborne wind energy systems safer.
External Company Press Release
CorPower Ocean to Launch'Next-Generation' C4 Wave Energy Converter

CorPower Ocean to Launch'Next-Generation' C4 Wave Energy Converter

CorPower Ocean is set to officially launch its next-generation C4 wave energy converter alongside its new 'CorPack Concept' providing the building blocks for future wave energy farms. It comes as the wave energy developer prepares to deliver its flagship HiWave-5 Project in northern Portugal, with ocean deployment planned later this year.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 10, 2022
World's First Production Ready Solar Car

World's First Production Ready Solar Car

Lightyear 0 was unveiled in an online global premiere. The optimised solar roof and holistic design mean that the car can drive for weeks, even months, without charging.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 8, 2022
Sponge-Like Solar Cells Could be Basis for Better Pacemakers

Sponge-Like Solar Cells Could be Basis for Better Pacemakers

In a new study, scientists find that holes can improve technology, including medical devices. The study describes an entirely new way to make a solar cell: by etching holes in the top layer to make it porous. The innovation could form the basis for a less-invasive pacemaker, or similar medical devices. It could be paired with a small light source to reduce the size of the bulky batteries that are currently implanted along with today's pacemakers.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 7, 2022
Toyota Residential Storage Battery System Based on EV Battery Tech

Toyota Residential Storage Battery System Based on EV Battery Tech

Toyota Motor Corporation has developed a home storage battery system. The O-Uchi Kyuden System uses electrified vehicle battery technology such as Toyota's battery control to provide a rated capacity of 8.7 kWh and a rated output of 5.5 kWh. This ensures safety and provides a supply of electricity to the entire home not just in normal situations, but even during power outages caused by natural disasters.
Off Grid Energy Independence
Jun 6, 2022
Portable Hydrogen Cartridge Prototype

Portable Hydrogen Cartridge Prototype

Toyota Motor Corporation and its subsidiary, Woven Planet Holdings Inc, have developed a working prototype of its portable hydrogen cartridge. This cartridge design will facilitate the everyday transport and supply of hydrogen energy to power a broad range of daily life applications in and outside of the home. Toyota and Woven Planet will conduct Proof of Concept trials in various places, including Woven City, a human-centered smart city of the future currently being constructed in Susono City, Shizuoka Prefecture.
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